Gateway to the Future
Located near the intersection of Stadium Avenue and University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Gateway to the Future is a gift to the university from the classes of 1958 and 1959. The archway base consists of two 27-foot-tall columns constructed of Indiana limestone. The columns are crowned with brass lanterns with glass lenses. Each lantern is nearly five feet tall. The steel arch runs between the two columns. Upper-case letters, painted black, spell out "Purdue University" along the arch. Concrete pavers and landscaping decorate the ground below and around the arch.